New to Squire.

Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by Texaspicker, Oct 18, 2021.

  1. Texaspicker

    Texaspicker Strat-Talker

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    So I’m new to the Squire community. I hadn’t owned one till now. A coworker told me his buddy had some “old guitars” that had been in his back yard shed for several years and were about to be thrown out. I told him I wanted them. Here’s what they looked like….. upload_2021-10-18_8-56-51.jpeg


    The bass really only needed a truss rod adjustment and a good cleaning. I was surprised at how little it took to get it going. The Strat on the other hand had issues. It was obviously allowed to get wet many times over and the neck pocket was actually warped in the direction of the strings’ pull (amongst other issues). The neck, surprisingly, seemed completely unaffected and was in perfect condition…..go figure. Hours of work have paid off though. All problems have been straightened out. What a great pair of players! I believe the Strat is what is referred to as an SE. I couldn’t be more stoked!

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  2. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Dr. Stratster

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    Nice. I am glad you could rehab them.
     
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  3. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Stratster

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    Wow! That's a European / UK Market SE - 22 frets. Somebody had to have bought it over there then brought it with them to North America and sold it.

    Keep in mind, it's SquiEr, the E before the R, not 'Squire'
     
  4. Dreamdancer

    Dreamdancer Senior Stratmaster

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    Its amazing what same TLC and a decent setup can do to an instrument that some people consider ready to be thrown to the bin....
     
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    ThreeChordWonder Senior Stratmaster

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    There's nothing inherently wrong with Squiers that a little TLC and a decent setup won't cure.
     
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  6. Texaspicker

    Texaspicker Strat-Talker

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    Wow, that’s interesting. I wonder how that chain of events played out. And thank you for the correction, I hadn’t noticed that.
     
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  7. nosmo

    nosmo Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    Great recovery projects! I love resurrecting things that other people consider junk.
     
  8. Colnago1

    Colnago1 Senior Stratmaster

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    Nice score and recovery project!
     
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  9. Texaspicker

    Texaspicker Strat-Talker

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    Agreed!
     
  10. Texaspicker

    Texaspicker Strat-Talker

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    Thanks Colnago1!
     
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  11. Jim OCaster

    Jim OCaster New Member!

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    What's on the back of the strat headstock?
     
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    Archtops Strat-O-Master

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    Excellent score, congrats! Great job on the clean up. That Bass is awesome!
     
  13. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Stratster

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    Tuners probably labelled 'Squier' on the tuner discs in the back, a stickered serial number, or no serial number at all if it fell off....
     
  14. fos1

    fos1 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Backyard shed? Blasphemy!

    They look very nice after your TLC.
     
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  15. Texaspicker

    Texaspicker Strat-Talker

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    Thanks brother.
     
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  16. Texaspicker

    Texaspicker Strat-Talker

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    You can see here that “USED” has been stamped into the top end of the back of the headstock. Possibly done at a guitar shop? I do wonder where all this has been.
     
  17. Exhead

    Exhead Strat-Tinkerer Gold Supporting Member

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    Nice score and great rehab. Always good to see something so useful many times over be brought back from the edge.
     
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  18. grumpah

    grumpah Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    S.Q.U.I.E.R. It's right there on the head stock. How hard could it possibly be to spell it correctly?
     
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  19. Jim OCaster

    Jim OCaster New Member!

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    I've got this website on my 'favorites' http://www.squierwiki.com/Serial-Number-Tracking . Quoting it - this seems to be your resurected baby!
    "The S and E serial number prefix Korean Squiers are from the late 1980s/early 1990s. The first number following the prefix is the year. 6 or 7 digit number. The first guitars made in Korea are those with serial number written in silver E1 + 6 digits" What luck, especially the bass.
     
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  20. MT Poteet

    MT Poteet Strat-Talker

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    Very cool, great find and I don't care how you spell it!